Siobhan joined QAEHS in 2019 to collaborate on a joint project with CSIRO alongside Dr Sharon Grant (QAEHS). This study will assess the potential for human health impacts to local communities near Coal Seam Gas developments in Queensland.

Siobhan has 20 + years’ experience in science. She holds a PhD in environmental toxicology where she investigated the spatial distribution, exposure pathways, wildlife body burdens and potential health impacts posed by persistent organic pollutants in Queensland estuarine and marine environments. In recent years, she has provided expert scientific advice to the environmental regulator within Queensland. She provided assessments and advice into the scientific robustness and validly of environmental impact assessments and other industry assessments, in relation to toxicology and other environmental matters (e.g. monitoring design, effective license conditioning etc.). Siobhan also led a team which designed, and implemented new software to capture and automate compliance on behalf of the environmental regulator. Dr Rigby’s early experience and research related to human physiology, pathology, pharmacology and neurobiology.